Policy on Adoption of Open Source Software for Government of India

The policy makes it mandatory to formally adopt and use Open Source Software (OSS) in government organisations, as a preferred option in comparison to Closed Source Software (CSS).

The objectives of the policy are:

1.To provide a policy framework for rapid and effective adoption of OSS.

2.To ensure strategic control in e-governance applications and systems from a long-term perspective.

3.To reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of projects.

Link: https://meity.gov.in/writereaddata/files/policy_on_adoption_of_oss.pdf

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